MHG60561 - Building, byre and wall - Doire-Chlaigionn, Torridon


Ruined building, byre and wall at Doire-Chlaigionn, Torridon.

Type and Period (4)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • BYRE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • CRUCK HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A township comprising seven roofed, two partially roofed, three unroofed buildings and a field-system is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire 1881, sheet xcii). Twelve unroofed buildings and a field-system are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1970).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 24 April 1996.

A walkover survey of the area around Doire-chlaigionn was undertaken by Macinnes, A. and Doe, T. in 2014.

Site 19. A substantial ruin lying under a rocky crag. It is also enclosed by a stone wall that runs up to the crag and has an opening at one end of the building and a ditch running between the ruin and the crag. In front of the house the drain containing the runoff from the adjacent well at 18 has a stone slab bridge over it and this drain continues on down slope towards the sea. There is a stone path in front of the building. The building is well made with chosen and dressed stone that is layered. It has rounded corners and no evidence of a chimney, but a door and two windows. The main building has an added dividing wall which had a doorway that has been closed up. There is a cruck slot in one wall. A later byre with drain has been attached to the building and beyond this there is a terraced area. There is a clear view over improved ground down to fishing bothies. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 8256 5495 (17m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG85SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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